Academic Departments

Psychology Department’s Biannual Research Forum Celebrates 20 Years of Student Research

In the late 1990s an outside reviewer of the East Stroudsburg University psychology department praised many aspects of the department but noted that it was not keeping up with national trends related to undergraduate student research. In response, Sussie Eshun, Ph.D., professor of psychology, initiated the department’s Biannual Research Forum in 1996. The following year, Richard Wesp, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology, helped to expand the forum to include student poster presentations. Now in its 20th year, all members of the psychology department are actively involved in the paramount event which engages students in the field and acknowledges their involvement in the discipline in each semester.

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Political Science Students Set to Present at Harvard Conference

Two political science students of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s college of arts and sciences will present research at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies at Harvard University in Boston, Mass., April 24 – 26.

Kimberly S. Adams, Ph.D., professor of political science, informed political science majors Christian Colon, a senior from Bethlehem, Pa. and Leah Walsh, a junior from Scranton, Pa. of the conference. “The overall objective of this conference is to provide a platform and stimulate discussion on key interdisciplinary social science issues affecting law, international relations, business management, psychology, criminology, sociology and education,” Dr. Adams said. For her students, it is a chance to engage in meaningful discussions and showcase their talent.

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Department of Theatre to Present Comedy/Sci-Fi Rock Musical Little Shop of Horrors

East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre will be presenting the rock musical April 19-23 in the Smith-McFarland Theatre of the university’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

Songs by writer Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, the creative team for such Disney classics as Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, helped to make Little Shop of Horrors into a long-running, Off-Broadway hit.

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Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment Held at ESU

The Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Endowed Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment at ESU was held in the ESU Innovation Center on Thursday, April 6. This year’s keynote address by Glen R. Finney, M.D. was titled “21st Century Cognitive Care.”  Yvonne Troiani Sweeney’78 dedicated her life to her nursing career that spanned 30 years until she was diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia called posterior cortical atrophy. In 2014 her sister, Linda Niedbala ’83, with the help of her husband, Sam Niedbala ’82, started the lecture series in her honor.

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Art + Design Professor Displays Full-Color, 3D Printed, Pocono Mountains Flowers

Darlene Farris-LaBar has loved creating and making items for as long as she can remember. As a little girl, she tinkered with her mom’s sewing machine after school when she wasn’t taking a watch apart just to see if she could put it back together. As decades have passed, Farris-LaBar’s knowledge has drastically increased, and she has made a name for herself in the 3D printing world.

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Theatre Students Find Multiple Stages Through Service Learning in the Community

Inspired by Shakespeare’s statement, “all the world is a stage,” theatre majors at East Stroudsburg University are bringing their performance skills to the Pocono community through diverse volunteer activities.

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Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition

East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery will feature art works and portfolios of selected students in a Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition April 12-May 4.

The exhibition also will include works produced by the art + design department’s student design agency, New Mind Design; comic art created at recent Comic Thons; sketches from the Drawing II class, and other selected student works.

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Winners of Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Prizes were awarded recently to the top artists in the East Stroudsburg University Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

Gavel for Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a 3-D printed work by Alyssa Gonzalez, a sophomore from Allentown, Pa. majoring in art + design, earned the “best in show” award and also the prize for the best three-dimensional piece in the exhibit.

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Debate Team Tackles Hate Speech on College Campuses

Should hate speech be allowed on college campuses? That’s the topic 22 teams from seven universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will debate at this year’s Fredrick Douglass Institute Collaborative Debate Tournament on Friday, April 7. The championship debate will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Student Senate Chambers located in the University Center on ESU’s campus.

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Semester Abroad Leads Student to 11 Countries

Traveling can turn a person into the most wonderful storyteller. Recounting experiences brings light into the traveler’s eyes as he or she reflects on past adventures. East Stroudsburg University junior Madison Petro says that sharing stories of her study abroad…

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